‘Scoil Ghormáin Naofa – a very special school’ – Department of Education Inspector WSE June 2023

Welcome to our School Website.

Céad Míle Fáilte go Láithreán Scoil Ghormáin Naofa, Baile an Cáisleáin.

We are a vibrant child-centred school with the happiness of our pupils at the core of our ethos. We believe that if a child is happy, they have a better predisposition towards learning. Through our curricular and extra curricular teaching, we aim to promote the development of the whole person through a range of opportunities and multiple styles of learning. We pride ourselves on providing an atmosphere that is conducive to a happy and engaged schooling.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site and that you learn about all the range of activities we are involved in here in Scoil Ghormáin Naofa.

Is mise le meas,

Emer Russell


Telephone: 0402 37596

Email: secretarycastletownns@gmail.com

Twitter: @Castletown_NS

Established by Parish 1865

Recognised as National School 1872

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Pancake Tuesday

The aroma of pancakes and sugary toppings floated through the school today – what a wonderful treat courtesy of our very kind PA volunteers. The addition of marshmallows to the list of options was welcomed greatly!! Thank you all, it was a lovely experience for the pupils…and staff!

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As part of Internet Safety Day, we welcomed Garda Mick Dee in to speak with pupils from 2nd-6th class about the dangers online. He was excellent and the children really responded to him. He spoke separately to 5th and 6th class pupils also.
We invited him along with the chairperson of our PA, Laura Molloy, to launch our smartphone contract, something we have been working with Laura on for a while, With the findings of the survey that parents supplied months back, we composed a document that we hope will help parents who want to keep smart phones for post primary school.
We will not police who has and who hasn’t a phone thought they are not permitted in school. We are promoting the contract in partnership with parents and hope that a community of good practice will help to delay the start of smart phone usage until post primary school.
We invite you to chat about this at home and we would be happy to file all signed contracts so that children appreciate the commitment that they have undertaken.
Thank you to Laura for her design

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The Cap challenge!

Our pupils are VERY excited about this challenge – saving the planet whilst making art AND possibly winning a pizza party– what’s not to love!!
Prepare yourselves at home for the scavenging of all bottle tops. Children are encouraged to ask neighbours, families and friends – with your supervision. This is a very exciting project and we are very grateful to Laura and the PA!

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Frása na Coicíse Feabhra 2024

Tá frása nua againn – is breá liom rudaí nua a fhoghlaim! Maith sibh, Darragh, Ailbhe Rose agus Francis

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Published authors!!

Ms Walker’s class are published authors! Well done to each child who wrote with imagination, drafted, edited and illustrated a page each in this beautiful class book! We hope that this inspires our young authors towards a life of writing!

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Science in junior infants

Our junior infants enjoyed an experiment to investigate how polar bears keep warm. They have really enjoyed the theme of the Arctic through a multi sensory approach! @OidePrimarySTEM

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Active Flag – we don’t hibernate in winter!

5th and 6th class displaying great coordination by passing two tennis balls and using both arms to do so! Click on the link to view!

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A letter from Unicef

It was a proud moment to receive this letter today from Unicef. Well done to our pupils for making such a difference by fundraising such a significant sum to help those in Gaza

Click on the file to read. We hope that there will be peace soon

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Trying out our new green screen!

January 2024

There was great fun in Ms Penston’s class trying out the green screen for the first time. Children read about An Aimsir and will add the background shortly. Stay tuned for results…..

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Global Wordsearch Day!

Celebrating #Wordsearchday today with a little competition! Well done to those whose names were pulled from the hat! We discussed why word searches were beneficial and students’ answers included; scanning for information, spelling, reading, vision and knowledge! Great answers!

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